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UFC 252 odds: Stipe Miocic opens as slight betting favorite for Daniel Cormier trilogy on Aug. 15

UFC 211: Miocic v Dos Santos 2 Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will battle former division titleholder Daniel Cormier at the upcoming UFC 252 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., Aug. 15, 2020 at a venue and city to be named.

And he’ll do it as the -125 favorite.

That’s according to our fiscal friends over at BetOnline (, who pegged Cormier as the +105 underdog. No question those lines will shift — in both directions — as money starts to trickle in on this titanic tilt.

After getting stopped by “DC” in the first round of their UFC 226 headliner, Miocic (19-3) bounced back and avenged his loss to the Olympian with a thunderous finish at UFC 241, racking up a serious eye injury in the process. Win or lose, Cormier (22-2, 1 NC) is expected to retire after the curtain drops on Aug. 15.

More bouts are expected to be announced for UFC 252 in the coming weeks.

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